QCOSTARICA – Starting September 10, 2015, the low-cost Mexican airline will begin weekly flights between Cancun and Guadalajara from San Jose.

The direct flights will be on Thursdays and Sundays on an Airbus 320.

Last month, Volaris applied to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil) for permission to offer the service.

Director Alvaro Vargas, confirmed that Aviación is validating technical, financial and legal information presented in the request.

Volaris currently  flies to more than 40 cities in Mexico and the United States, offering more than 200 daily flights on routes connecting cities in Mexico and cities in the United States.

Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A. de C.V., operating as Volaris, based in Santa Fe, started in August 2005,  under the name Vuela Airlines. Major initial shareholders of the company were Grupo Televisa (the world’s biggest Spanish-language media conglomerate), Inbursa (an insurance company owned by billionaire Carlos Slim), Avianca (then TACA Airlines) and the Discovery Americas Fund. Each of these partners invested 25% of the initial cost of activities, or US$100 million dollars. On July 2010, it was announced that Televisa and Inbursa had sold their stake in Volaris leaving the ownership of Volaris as follows: Avianca (then TACA Airlines) with Roberto and Maria Cristina Kriete (50%), Investment fund Discovery Americas (over 25%) and Indigo Partners: Fund led by former America West CEO B. Franke.